Thursday, October 21, 2010

Projects abound

One of the hardest struggles of being a new mom, especially a new stay at home mom of multiples, can be losing interest in or more accurately TIME to do the things you once enjoyed. This was true for me. I used to knit, scrapbook, take photos of nature...all these things I used to create I put aside when I created the two most beautiful children in the world. (Sorry, I'm just amazed at these two little people.)

As much as I adore staying home with my children, I do miss creating. But with a long break comes a huge creative block. Every time I sat down to make a scrapbook page, it felt forced. But I've been searching for inspiration and inch by inch I'm chipping away at that block.

Here is my first attempt:

I downloaded a template from The Digital Scrapper blog to get me started. I wanted to enter the challenge, but was late. I have an 8x8 Shutterfly book sitting in my account to use for the kids first birthday this layout may or may not end up there.

There was another challenge which I did enter and I'm very pleased with this one:

I'm very proud of this page. I huge chunk of the creative block has broken off and I'm getting in the groove again!

Next project...this blog. Notice the new look? It's still a work in progress, but I'm getting there.

Then the other day my Real Simple magazine came. There was a gorgeous layout on chunky knits. I was especially drawn to a scarf that basically was a large knit ring that you wrap around your neck a couple times. It was about $35 at the Loft. (I tried to find it online, but they only had a lighter version of it.) It was a simple knit stitch so I ran out and bought some bamboo/wool yarn.

But that's for another blog post. Stay tuned...I haven't even mentioned the holiday's yet!


Stephanie R said...

Looking good! I'm hoping my creativity comes back soon too. :)

Kristal said...

The blog looks great! I only know how to use the templates!

I love the scrapbook pages, too. It's so cool you can do them on the computer instead of by hand. It's much more practical, for one thing. You can reproduce them for both kids!

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